OBA response to the June 2016 special edition of “The View”

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Open Letter 28 July 2016 Brendan McDonnell Editor of the “Impact Special” publication of the “View” Community Evaluation NI 129 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1SH The June 2016 issue of “The View” includes several articles critical of the Northern Ireland government’s decision to use Outcomes-Based Accountability (OBA) in its Programme for Government.  I think it is important to encourage …

Mark FriedmanOBA response to the June 2016 special edition of “The View”

Dorset OBA Webinar

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On July 13th, FPSI conducted an OBA webinar with the senior staff of Dorset County Council. The 1:25 hr webinar was recorded via Gotomeeting and is available for viewing at: https://vimeo.com/clearimpact/review/174771403/0b3a833ba3 Note that there are some rough edges to this video which we expect to be edited in the coming weeks. For more information on this event contact [email protected]

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“Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough” book sales reach 50,000!

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I am very pleased to announce that Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough book sales have reached 50,000. And I’m very grateful to everyone (around the world) who has helped get us to this milestone. The graph below shows cumulative sales from the book’s release in September 2005. I have added a line marking the very unusual straight line growth …

Mark Friedman“Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough” book sales reach 50,000!

10th Anniversary Edition of Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough

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The Fiscal Policy Studies Institute (FPSI) and the Results Leadership Group (RLG) are pleased to announce the release of the 10th Anniversary edition of “Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough.” You can read more about the book and at http://bit.ly/1PNPQdW The press release will go out on September 8th. I’m hoping that many of you will post (or re-post) a review …

Mark Friedman10th Anniversary Edition of Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough

The Sorting Exercise & Card Decks

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This is a popular exercise from the Training for Trainers and Coaches workshop. Graduates from that class often ask where they can get the card decks so they can print them for their own use. Here are the exercise instructions and links to the card decks. Note that the card decks are provided in Word format so that you can change …

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CNBC Africa Interview & New Version 5 of the Selected FB Essays

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CNBC Africa interview with Mark Friedman: This 12 minute inteview provides a surprisingly compact introduction to RBA. The interview took place as part of the RBA Africa Summit in Johannesburg Oct 1 – 10, 2014 RBA Facebook Selected Essays for Discussion v5 This is a collection of some of the more important postings to the RBA/OBA Facebook Group.

Mark FriedmanCNBC Africa Interview & New Version 5 of the Selected FB Essays

One Hour RBA 101 Video on Youtube

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Here are the basics of RBA/OBA presented in one hour a the 2012 Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) Conference in Ontario, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsKb9YRxgt4 (Actually 55:19) This could be an easy introduction for newcomers to RBA.

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A Complete Course in Supervision (in under 5 minutes) & The Collaboration Game

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Just added these two “old” pieces to the publications list (under Things Not So Easily Categorized). A Complete Course in Supervision. The world is suffering from an epidemic of bad supervision. Here are some tips, gleaned from practical experience, that supervisors new and old could use. The Collaboration Game is a useful tool for groups learning how to work together. …

Mark FriedmanA Complete Course in Supervision (in under 5 minutes) & The Collaboration Game

RBA Basic Ideas (Translation friendly – helpful)

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FPSI: May 2014 Version 1.6 RBA Basic Ideas (Translation (friendly / helpful)) (Experimental) (Comments welcome) How to use this page. Word (choices / options) are shown in (parentheses). (Choose / Select) the words that (make sense / are most clear / are most understandable). And (discard / remove) the other words. Then, re-print this page with the (chosen / selected) …

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